Full day of winter maintenance training related snow removal, anti-icing, de-icing methods specific to the Metro Vancouver area and climate. Join the staff at the Township of Langley to learn about their approach, share and compare best practices and find some ideas to take back with you.
Event Schedule / Agenda:
7 Stations that groups of approx.. 15 people rotate through every 40 minutes, the stations are as follows (subject to change)
Tandem Sander/Plow Overview – How the equipment works and should be operated
Truck Roadeo – Obstacle course for class III drivers. Practical hands on training, raising and lowering belly plow and front mount plow, pushing snow and tires, imitation railroad tracks etc.
Pre-Trip inspection – Highlights the importance of pre/post trip inspection, groups are divided up and perform a pre-trip inspection
Plowing Techniques – How to plow depending on road classification, road width etc.
Material Basics – Salt, Brine overview. When do we use each material, when is effective/ineffective
Routes & Priorities – Discussion of our maps and priority ranking
Brine System / Loader – Practical hands on training of how to load your brine tank and how to use loader for picking up salt and depositing into our sander
Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at anytime. Cancellations are permitted until October 31th and will be subject to a $30 fee. No refunds are available after this date.